Last Chance for Justice: A Bloomfield Novel [NOOK Book]

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Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.

Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from ...

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Overview

Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.

Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.

It isn't long before Rachel has two men -- a handsome CPA and the youth pastor -- seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn's attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.

As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Thirty-five years ago, Lynn Myers left the small town of Bloomfield. Now widowed, she's returned to settle her late brother's estate, and she's brought along her daughter, Rachel. Soon, Rachel finds herself the object of affection of two eligible young men, and Lynn becomes involved in an unsolved mystery. VERDICT This second print entry (after Gail Sattler's Take the Trophy and Run; there are also two e-original titles by other authors) is a moving and sweet mystery/romance that will appeal to those who enjoy Marta Perry.
Publishers Weekly
Readers will welcome this second printed book in the Bloomfield series (which also includes two e-books), a unique collaboration of multiple authors (with combined sales of over one million copies) centered on the small town of Bloomfield. Lynn Myers left the town 35 years ago to marry Daniel, but his recent death has left her alone. When a letter arrives informing her of her brother’s death and an inheritance, Lynn and daughter Rachel, freshly graduated from college, set out for Bloomfield. Little do they know they will soon be enmeshed in a long-unsolved mystery involving Last Chance Justice—a dead man—and .14, smalltown social affairs, and a love triangle involving Rachel and two very eligible young men. Will Lynn stay in Bloomfield with all its quirks and memories? Will Rachel? This sweet mystery/romance will charm readers looking for a clean story, as well as those eager to discover more about Bloomfield. Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray, the Steve Laube Agency. (May)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433682872
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Series: A Bloomfield Novel
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 19,130
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


Kathi Macias is a multiple award-winning novelist and was named 2011 Author of the Year at BooksAndAuthors.net. A popular speaker at churches, women's clubs and retreats, and writer's conferences, Kathi lives with her husband in Homeland, California.
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  • Posted May 11, 2013

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    Lynn Myers is trying to find a way to move forward in her life n

    Lynn Myers is trying to find a way to move forward in her life now that she has lost her husband Daniel after being married for thirty-five years. How does one simply pick up the pieces and move on? It doesn't help when she also receives a letter in the mail informing her that her only brother, Myron Cofield has also passed away and didn't want her to know about it. He stipulated in his will that his attorney was to wait at least three weeks after his death before notifying Lynn that she has inherited everything he owns. The only thing is, all he owns is in the small town of Bloomfield that Lynn grew up in as a child and subsequently moved away from when she married Daniel. Is it possible to go back to her beginning to try and find a new path this late in her life?

    Armed with her dog Beasley and her daughter Rachel that has just returned home after graduating from Bible college, both women set off on a road trip to see just what Myron has left them. All they know is he used to live in a creepy two-story house next to the town's cemetery, I mean seriously who would want to live there? But all Lynn knows is that she can't continue to live in the house she and Daniel shared because everyday was another constant reminder of what she didn't have any longer and the person she loved would no longer answer her calls for him in their home.

    When they arrive in Bloomfield, they are delighted by just how truly the small town feel really is. The waitress, Jolene Trump at Bert's Barbecue is still working there and must be about seventy now. However Lynn soon realizes that a lot of the people she grew up knowing are still living in Bloomfield, population 9, 978 and still home of the annual Spring Fling Festival. After meeting with her lawyer, Lynn and Rachel learn that the house is still situated at the end of Cemetery Road and that her brother insisted that the grounds keeper, Jason would be provided a place to live as long as they owned the house. He carry for the "garden" as he called the cemetery and the people buried there were his plants! He took his job very seriously and it seemed as if Myron and Jason had a great friendship since both of them lived like recluses.

    It doesn't take Lynn long to learn that her brother Myron was in the midst of attempting to solve the mystery of righting the wrongs of long time resident Last Chance Justice. He hoped that Lynn would carry on in his quest if he died before finding out the truth. Now it's up to Lynn and Rachel to find out just what happened to Last Chance Justice before it's time to decide whether to sell Myron's home or will the call of small town Bloomfield speak volumes to both Lynn and Rachel and call them back home instead.

    I received Last Chance for Justice by Kathi Macias compliments of B and H Publishing Group and Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one. I really loved this novel first of all for the small town appeal that Bloomfield immediate draws the readers in and makes you want to stay here. Second, is the mystery of finding out what happened to Last Chance Justice and if its possible this many years later to finally solve the town's mystery and bring the reputation of the town's most notorious criminal to rest in peace once and for all. I can't wait to read many more books in the Bloomfield series and just know that I will come to love them as much as the delightful characters you meet in this one. Hands down a 4.5 of out 5 stars in my opinion and a great novel to add to your summer reading list.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Travel with mother Lynn and daughter Rachel to Bloomfield¿a smal

    Travel with mother Lynn and daughter Rachel to Bloomfield—a small town where everyone knows everyone and nothing is secret from your neighbours. But still there is an unsolved mystery in Bloomfield. 

    When Lynn inherited her brother’s house at cemetery drive in Bloomfield, she never had thought that she would also inherit her brother’s desire to solve the mystery about Last Chance Justice. Who is this Last Chance?—and perhaps even more interesting is to find out how this man got his name.

    Lynn grew up in Bloomfield and left town when she got married. After 35 years she’s back for a couple of days to go through her brother’s belongings and to put his house on the market. But things take longer than she thought and meanwhile she gets reacquainted with old friends.
    Her beautiful daughter attracts the attention of the young men and soon there are two young men vying for her hand. 

    This was a relaxing and enjoyable read. The characters are so real and it really feels like the reader is visiting and having coffee or sun tea on the porch with them. There are some really nice and interesting secondary characters. The atmosphere is relaxed and lighthearted. The mystery keeps the reader guessing—I really had no idea where it was going. So yes, I think Kathi Macias did a nice job!

    *Thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy through NetGalley.*

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2013

    Last Chance For Justice! Lynn Myers knows all there is to know

    Last Chance For Justice!

    Lynn Myers knows all there is to know about Bloomfield, and has no good reason to return until the unexpected death of her only brother. Upon inheriting her brother's estate, including an old mausoleum of a house next to the cemetery, Lynn and her young daughter, Rachel embark on an adventure. Just out of college, with no summer job, Rachel offers to help clean out the old mansion and satisfy her curiosity regarding the small town of Bloomfield where everyone knows everyone and everything. A recluse, her former brother's only friend was the odd caretaker of the cemetery, who lived in an old shack at the back of the property. A longstanding mystery adds an undercurrent of suspense to the story, and unsuspectingly brings the community of Bloomfield together.




    Youthful perceptions are often premature, and looks may be deceiving. The two generations are faced with situations that are out of their comfort zones, and each must find ways to resolve the dilemmas they encounter. I loved Bloomfield and the quirky characters that appear at unexpected intervals. Lynn's faltering prayer life changed from whining to God to gratitude as new meaning in life's blessings unfold. Old hangups and mistaken beliefs are resolved through interaction and involvement in local community activities. Old accusations become challenges to disprove, and a sweet side of humanity evolves through new beginnings and the combined efforts of the most unlikely characters. Rachel's fresh outlook and strong faith are like a balm to her mother, and aid in her own decisions and choices as life opens up new opportunities to her.




    Kathi Macias creates such sweet pleasure in small town America through the story of Last Chance for Justice, an anomaly that suddenly takes on new meaning. This was such a fun story to read, with so many unexpected events that kept me thoroughly entertained.
     
    Disclaimer: I was given a PDF copy of this book by the author  in return for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I received no monetary compensation for this review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2014

    Romance, Spooky old House with Cemetary & Romeo's Abound

    This book has it all! A Spooky Mansion, A Cemetery next door, A Creepy Caretaker, Beautiful women, an Unsolved Mystery from the past.....an oh yeah, a couple of Good Looking Romeos trying to outdo each other in winning the lucky lady's hand!

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  • Posted December 27, 2013

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    Kathi Macias in her new book, ¿Last Chance For Justice¿ publishe

    Kathi Macias in her new book, “Last Chance For Justice” published by B&H Publishing Group brings us into the life of Lynn Myers.




    From the back cover:  Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real and stories are shared.




    Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.




    Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.




    It isn’t long before Rachel has two men — a handsome CPA and the youth pastor — seriously vying for her attention. At the same time, Lynn’s attention is drawn to a set of journals her brother has left behind detailing a long-standing Bloomfield mystery.




    As they pursue solving this mystery, Rachel must make some personal decisions about her future, while Lynn is forced to face unexpected issues from her own past.




    Where can you go to pick yourself up when you have two devastating traumas in your life?  Lynn just lost her husband and then received the news that her brother died.  Now she and her daughter have to go home to her roots to settle his estate that he left to her.  You wouldn’t think it but Bloomfield is a restorative.  It’s the people who live there, they all have their quirks and faults just like everyone else but they have the ability to reach into Lynn’s broken heart and help the healing.  Then Rachel gets involved in a mystery that her brother was trying to solve before he died.  It seems that there was a man named Last Chance Justice and he died with the scandal of thievery of $7.14 to his name.  Bloomfield is the town where names are cleared, the past is restored, the future begins and love abounds.  Bloomfield is a really nice town where great characters live.  ”Last Chance For Justice” has a great mystery, wonderful characters that we grow to love and care for and is a terrific read.  I highly recommend it.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Publishing Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  • Posted November 30, 2013

    If you¿re looking for a good book to read this winter, look no f

    If you’re looking for a good book to read this winter, look no further. Last Chance for Justice is an excellent book! It is part of the Bloomfield Series by Kathi Macias.

    In Last Chance for Justice you will feel like you know the main character named Lynn Myers. As a result of her brother’s death, Lynn must return the small town of Bloomfield (her hometown) to settle his estate. After reading journals her brother left behind, Lynn uncovers information about a mystery in Bloomfield. As the reader, you join Lynn in this intriguing journey…

    Last Chance for Justice includes mystery, romance, redemption, and suspense. This is a great page-turner and it would make a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone who loves a good book.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Lovely story.....simple, but powerful in its own way. The cha

    Lovely story.....simple, but powerful in its own way.
    The characters are genuine and well rounded, they are believable.

    Enjoyed the story line very much.....Lynn & her daughter Rachel return to Lynn's hometown to settle the estate of her brother who passed away and to solve the mystery her brother was trying to solve before he died.....what happened to the $7.14 that Last Chance lost?

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

    This book tells of a journey taken by a woman who has never deal

    This book tells of a journey taken by a woman who has never dealt with an event that happened to her as a teenager. Due to the death of her brother, she is required to return to her small hometown of Bloomfield to settle his estate. There, accompanied by her daughter who has just graduated from college, she hopes to come to grips with her past. By reading journals her brother left behind, she develops the desire to solve a long-standing mystery that her brother was pursuing. In Bloomfield she finds more than she ever prayed for. This is a touching, small-town story with an interesting twist. You will enjoy it. 

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  • Posted June 27, 2013

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    Last Chance for Justice By Kathi Macias If you love a great mys

    Last Chance for Justice
    By Kathi Macias

    If you love a great mystery, you will absolutely love this book! Kathi Macias tells a great story that hooks you in and keeps you reading.

    Sometimes change is good for us. However, Lynn Myers doesn’t like change, or surprises. She must learn to lean on God in the midst of the changes occurring in her life. Thirty-five years ago she left her hometown to get married. First her husband dies and now her brother has died, and Lynn and her daughter Rachel must return to her hometown to settle his estate. But, what happens when her daughter decides she might want to stay? Can they solve the mystery Lynn’s brother was working on before he died?

    The characters in this book come to life and you’ll want to live in this hometown. Rachel meets John the youth pastor and Hayden the accountant. Both want her attention. Can they help solve the mystery of the missing money?

    I would love to read more in this series! Does Rachel decide to stay here to live? Will Lynn move back as well? Pick up this great book, Last Chance for Justice by Kathi Macias. See if you can solve the mystery before Lynn and Rachel do!

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

    Kathi Macias has touched my heart with this book.  I could relat

    Kathi Macias has touched my heart with this book.  I could relate to Lynn, even though I experienced grief due to divorce, while she was widowed.   I also loved the relationship between Lynn and Rachel.  I have three daughters and they are so precious to me.  I value time with them just as Lynn does with Rachel.   Rachel is seeking God's will for her life after graduating from Bible College.  I also attended wives' courses at seminary while my husband attended there.  Lynn has inherited her brother's home, which is right beside a cemetery.  The characters continuously refer to it as "creepy" but I love walking through cemeteries and reading the stories of peoples' lives on the tombstones.   My daughters and I visit them often.  Kathi writes with such incredible detail that I felt like I was a part of the story.   As I read, I kept telling my husband things about the book and I am sure he thought I was "off my rocker".   This story has a delightful mystery as Lynn and Rachel try to solve the mystery of the missing money and Last Chance Justice.   This kept me on my toes, trying to figure out what did happen to that money....money that ruined Last Chance's reputation.  
    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.   

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    How long does it take to clear the name of an innocent man? So



    How long does it take to clear the name of an innocent man? So far, Last Chance Justice has waited several decades. In fact, he died with his name still bearing the shame of the missing $7.14 from the church offering.


    (I know, Last Chance is a strange name--with an interesting reason why the Justice family called him that.)


    Lynn Myers, recently widowed, now finds out her brother Myron has passed away, leaving her with a huge old house next to a graveyard and an old mystery. She and her just-graduated-from-college daughter Rachel set off for Bloomfield, the town where Lynn had been born and raised. A small town heavy in small-town activities and big-time gossiping. A week or two to settle the estate, and they should be able to leave there and go back to the home she'd had with her beloved husband.


    She didn't care about this old mystery her brother had tried unsuccessfully to resolve. Really, $7.14? No one in town even seemed to remember the incident. Except Homer Tatum, deaf and hungry at the local retirement home; Jason, the scruffy, smelly, supposed caretaker living on Myron's property; and Miss Pearl, the last living member of the Justice siblings. Why bother?


    And yet--It had been one of Myron's last wishes. And Rachel is interested--or maybe she just wants an excuse to stay in Bloomfield a little longer where two guys are vying for her attention.


    To find out the answers, you must buy the book. I mean, it's by Kathi Macias, one of the best inspirational writers in the business--how far wrong can you go?

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